All Hands Volunteers launched Program Fiji in response to Cyclone Winston, which ravaged the islands of Fiji on 20 February 2016. Winds of 250 km per hour and storm surges 12m high decimated entire villages and killed 44 people. This category 5 cyclone was the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Fiji on record.
We are currently based in the Tailevu and Ra Provinces, which were two of the most affected areas. We have built/rehabilitated over 200 toilets and 30 showers in several villages to ensure safe access for all. We have been delivering temporary structures to impact the largest population. We have also started implementing more permanent structures in several areas.